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Communications Director

Employer
Future Caucus
Location
Washington D.C. (Hybrid)
Salary
$95,000 - $110,000
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Job Details

Position: Communications Director
Position Type: Full-Time
Reports to: Chief Strategy & Public Affairs Officer
Location: Washington, DC 


ABOUT THE ROLE


The Communications Director will be responsible for leading Future Caucus’ press and media operations to amplify Future Caucus members and success stories, promote new narratives about the next generation of problem-solving, and build the Future Caucus brand. The Communications Director reports directly to the Chief Strategy & Public Affairs Officer, manages communications staff, and provides leadership, supervision, and oversight of the organization’s communications, public relations, and earned media strategies.

The individual in this position will play a key role in strategically advancing Future Caucus’ efforts in support of a more functional democracy, driven by the inclusive and effective leadership of young policymakers. The role includes heavy press and media engagement and will serve as our primary liaison with national reporters; it also includes significant writing, especially blog-like stories related to the impact of our legislator-members from both sides of the aisle. The breakdown of responsibilities is approximately 60% press outreach and 40% writing.

The ideal candidate is a strong, creative writer and an experienced communications professional who will bring sophisticated media strategies to our organization. Communications experience with a state or federal legislative office or agency is preferred but not required.
 

ABOUT FUTURE CAUCUS


Future Caucus has an audacious mission: activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and build a more functional democracy. Future Caucus is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of elected leaders. We provide the resources, networking, and capacity-building opportunities for these policymakers to forge productive partnerships on critical national issues. 

In 2013, Future Caucus organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus, to build coalitions on future-oriented challenges. Future Caucus also scaled this model into more than 33 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators, and now engages more than 1,800 young legislators nationwide. Learn more at www.futurecaucus.org. 

Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Execute and adapt our communications strategy to tell Future Caucus story and to communicate our mission, ethos, and activities to stakeholders, funders, and the general public
  • Help to frame the collective work of young lawmakers as a national movement for better government, especially spearheading premium national press coverage and standing up a Young Lawmakers’ Speakers Bureau as part of the strategic communications services we offer our members
  • Execute and expand our storytelling capabilities as an organization, especially through the Young Lawmakers’ Storybank project
  • Proactively identify opportunities for Future Caucus leadership and lawmakers to speak at conferences, give deskside interviews, and participate in other media engagements 
  • Create messaging toolkits, draft talking points, and write speeches and op-eds for Future Caucus leadership and Future Caucus members
  • Draft written communications materials on behalf of Future Caucus and its leadership, such as media advisories, press releases and statements, op-eds, emails, blog posts, and social media posts
  • Responsible for premium national press coverage and relationship building
  • Contribute regular articles to the Storybank and manage other employee contributions to the Storybank, including editing
  • Provide copywriting and copyediting for our annual Impact Report, which is led by our Chief Impact Officer
  • Perform other communications-related duties as needed

 

ABOUT YOU

 

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with strong editing capability
  • Personnel and project management experience
  • In-depth familiarity with communications best practices
  • Knowledge of current events and issues related to Future Caucus’ work
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated attitude
  • Sincere commitment to Future Caucus mission of working across party lines
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Squarespace, Hootsuite, Quorum, Cision/PR Newswire, and graphic design experience a plus

OUR VALUES

In 2020, Future Caucus unveiled a set of organizational value statements developed collaboratively by our team. This ethos represents what we believe in at Future Caucus, and what we have worked to establish during the last seven years. These are the values we have set for ourselves, and what we see come to life through our legislators in our network, partners, and supporters:

 

  • Listen first
  • Be inclusive and always say ‘We’
  • Build trust through integrity
  • Empower others
  • Break barriers
  • Innovate freely

Benefits

LOCATION

While Future Caucus is currently in a hybrid work environment, candidates must be located in Washington, D.C. or willing to relocate.

 

COMPENSATION
Salary for this position is $95,000-110,000. Highly competitive benefits are provided, including remote work stipend, 401(k), generous vacation policy, professional development stipend, and comprehensive health benefits.

 

CULTURE AND CONNECTION
Fun organizational culture including regular employer-paid lunches, happy hours, and service opportunities. While working remotely, our team has remained connected and collaborative through regular virtual social activities, Slack, retreats, and more. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
As an equal opportunity employer, Future Caucus is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to reach out, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and multilingual individuals. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.

Company

Future Caucus works directly with our nation’s leading, young policymakers on both a federal and state level to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. As a national, nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to activating Gen Z and millennial policymakers, Future Caucus gives our nation’s young leaders the resources and support to develop and pass innovative policy solutions — and forge productive partnerships on the issues impacting Americans.

Company info
Website
Telephone
202-480-2051
Location
1701 Rhode Island Ave
Washinton
DC
20036
United States

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